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Read this Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch (ACNH) on fossile guide in the game. Including fossil overview & guide, how to get fossils, and how to farm fossils fast!!!

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Fossil Guide: What Are Fossils?

Buried Items Found When Dug Up

Buried Items Found When Dug Up

Fossils are buried items that you can find when you dig through the star-shaped cracks on the ground. They are blue, circular rocks with shell & star designs.

Limited Ground Cracks Per Day

Just like in previous games, the number of fossils on your island is limited. You can collect a maximum of 4 fossils per day, so don't forget to do this every day!

Can Be Donated, Displayed, Or Sold

Can Be Donated, Displayed, Or Sold

Fossils can be donated to the museum, displayed outside or in your house, or sold to the shops. You can do whatever you want with them!

How To Get Fossils?

How To Find Fossils Procedure Chart

No. Procedure
1 Equip Shovel
2 Search for "star-shaped" crack on ground
3 Dig up cracks until you get fossils
4 Go to museum & ask Blathers to assess fossils
5 Donate or sell fossils!

1. Equip Shovel From Inventory

Equip Shovel From Inventory

Before you can find fossils, make sure that you have a shovel with you. Equip your shovel from your inventory or Tool Ring.

Check Out All Tools List Here!

2~3. Dig Up Star-Shaped Cracks

Dig Up Star-Shaped Cracks

When your shovel is equipped, search the island for star-shaped cracks. These can hold different items but can also have fossils buried underneath them!

Fossils Are Unidentified Blue Rocks

Fossils Are Unidentified Blue Rocks

When you dig up a fossil, you won't know what it is initially. It will be a circular blue rock with some shell & star designs.

Cracks Appear Daily & Are Random

There will be 4 cracks that appear every day on your island and their contents are random. So be sure to dig them up every day!

4. Assess Fossils In Museum

Assess Fossils In Museum

After digging up a fossil, head to the museum and talk to Blathers. He'll assess the fossil and tell you if you've already donated that fossil or if it's a duplicate.

Donate Or Sell Fossils

After assessing the fossil, you can either donate or sell them. Fossils sell for lots of Bells so make sure to bring them to shops, if you're low on cash.

Check Out How To Farm Bells Fast!

Blathers Doesn't Accept Duplicates

If you've already donated a type of fossil to Blathers, he won't take it anymore. You can sell these or display them in your house or outside instead!

How To Farm Fossils Fast?

2 Main Methods

Main IslandPros
・A max of 4 cracks can spawn
・You have to repeatedly change the in-game date
Other IslandsPros
・At least 2 cracks will spawn
・Good opportunity to gather other materials as well
・You have to spend Miles every time you go

Gathering On Your Island

Get 4 Fossils Per Day

StepWhat To Do
1Make sure you have 4 cracks on your island & Get Fossils from each crach
2Advance the time (Switch System Time)
3Repeat steps 1-2 over and over

In New Horizons, cracks will only respawn at a rate of 1 crack per day! Additionally, their spawn location will change. Make sure you find all 4 cracks per date.

Gathering On Other Islands

Getting 2 Fossils Over And Over

StepWhat To Do
1Get a Nook Miles Ticket
2Travel to another island on a Mystery Island Tour
3Find at least 2 cracks and get fossils
4Return home from the tour
5Repeat steps 1-4 over and over

This gathering method can reward you other materials via a Mystery Island Tour. However, this method is particularly tough on the wallet, as it will cost you 2000 miles per trip!.

Check Out How To Earn Miles Fast Here!

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Anonymous 4

I get 6 per day need them quick stamp rally is tomorrow!

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Telling people to time travel

Anonymous 2

I’ve never had 2 on a mystery island. I’ve only had 1, or 0.

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That ONE crack per day is completely false. FOUR cracks appear each day.

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